A Christmas gift from my wife. A new to me model 38. This gun started out a a M 96 made back in 1916. At some point around 1938 the barrel was shortened by 5.5". For that reason some would call it a M 96/38. Here it is pictured with my M 96 that was made in 1912. Both rifles were made by Carl Gustaf. I've had a lot of surplus rifle through the years. Most of them were sold after a divorce. That old 96 is the only that remains from those years. When my eyes were younger I could get 1" groups out of that gun at times. The best shooting surplus rifle I ever owned. If the 38 shoots anything like the 96 I'll be very happy with it. A close up of the 38's rear sight. The 6.5x55 is one of my favorite rifle cartridges. Very soft shooting and lots of potential for accuracy. I bought this CZ American earlier this year. I have not had a chance to play around with it much. I was focusing on my .375 this year. I want to upgrade the scope on this CZ to Leupold. Looks like I playing with 6.5x55's this coming year.